The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

Finally⁠—a Dave Eggers book I like better than The Circle, The Monk of Mokha is a biography of Mokhtar Alkhanshali that chronicles the experiences of a Yemeni-American and his obsession with coffee. Mokhtar’s story is inspiring⁠—in today’s practical world, it’s hard to take risks to follow one’s passion, but some people do it anyway. TheContinue reading “The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers”

The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

When I think of The Robber Bride, two concepts come to mind: feminism and identity. The story is unlike any I’ve read before. It follows three women, Tony, Charis, and Roz, all of whom have bad history with a man-eater, Zenia. Each Zenia experience is different per person, but it always ends in tragedy. ZeniaContinue reading “The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood”

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

Years ago, I read Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I liked it then. There was something about his writing that brought me comfort, so when someone offered to trade The First Phone Call from Heaven with me, I thought sure, why not? It was okay. I feel like if I’d readContinue reading “The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom”